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Old 04-11-06, 04:03 PM   #1
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Phil track cogs (do not) look like crap

Some of you might remember my rant a few months back about Phil track cogs. At the time I said I'd revisit the issue once they had sorted out their production processes. They look smashing now. I tried to buy three, but they only had one of the sizes I needed.

So there you have it. They no longer look like crap. And I bought one.
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Silver on the back? Or fully polished now?
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they're shiny.
i like things that are shiny.
but the tomity dura ace cogs, they're the jam too.
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Silver on the back, nice and uniform. The polished side looks sharp.
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They're polishing the back now?
Interesting.
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I just got one, polished on one side only. They're nice and everything, maybe even nice enough to make a really heavy necklace out of, but I think I'm a bit of a philistine - compared to the soma and da running on other bikes, I kind of don't really care how it looks off the bike.

Still, shiny is nice. Just polished up my hubs too; bling bling as they say.
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yeah mine came with just the heat treatment on the back.

and tomity's dura ace cogs are super nice indeed.
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They're polishing the back now?
Interesting.

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Silver on the back, nice and uniform. The polished side looks sharp.
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The "silver on the back, nice and uniform" comment confused me.

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i remember that someone at phil commenting that they're only polished on the front for time/cost considerations. i wonder what they'd go for fully polished.
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